The 1975 star Matty Healy responds to Taylor Swift album

The new album from Swift became Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single week surpassing one billion streams since its release last Friday, however The 1975 frontman Healy suggested he had not had a chance to listen.

In a video circulating online, Healy was approached by a reported photographer in Los Angeles and asked how he rates the “diss track” about him, and was also asked to compare it to other songs on the 31-track double album.

Matty Healy from The 1975 performing on the main stage during BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend (Euan Cherry/PA)

“My diss track? Oh!,” Healy laughed, while wearing a navy hooded jumper and carrying a backpack.

“I haven’t really listened to that much of it, but I’m sure it’s good,” the 35-year-old added.

The first track on the Swift album titled Fortnight, featuring US rapper Post Malone, was interpreted by fans to be about Swift’s rumoured relationship with Healy.

In the song she sings “And I love you, it’s ruining my life, I touched you for only a fortnight” and “Your wife waters flowers. I wanna kill her”.

While Swift never namechecks Healy, a number of other songs appear to reference him, including Guilty As Sin?, on which she sings about having “fatal fantasies” about someone from her past while in a relationship.

Last May, Healy made a surprise appearance during the Nashville performance of Swift’s Eras tour to play with her support act, indie singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.

Swift also sung two The 1975 numbers at their London gig in February 2023.

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